PIA05016: Students, Public Connect with Mars
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Panoramic Camera
Product Size: 300 x 300 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cornell University
Full-Res TIFF: PIA05016.tif (240.1 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA05016.jpg (11.28 kB)

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This DVD carries nearly 4 million names collected by NASA in the "Send Your Name to Mars" project as well as various student activities. At the center of the DVD is a Lego "astrobot" minifigure that allows children to follow the mission via the astrobot diaries of Biff Starling and Sandy Moondust. Magnets on the outer edge of the DVD will collect dust for student analysis, and children can also decode the hidden message in the black dashes around the edges of the DVD. The DVD was provided and supported by the Planetary Society, the LEGO Company, Visionary Products, Inc., Plasmon OMS and the Danish magnet team.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-08